Padel: The Ultimate Combo of Fun, Action, and Social Interaction

Padel is the ultimate combo of fun, action, and social interaction. It’s a sport that everyone can enjoy, no matter their age or skill level. In fact, most people get the hang of it within the first half hour of playing. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and hit the padel court!

But what exactly is padel, you ask? Think of it as a lovechild between tennis and squash, played on an enclosed court that’s one-third the size of a tennis court. The ball can bounce off any wall, but it can only hit the turf once before it has to be returned. The goal is to score points by making the ball bounce twice in your opponent’s field. And don’t worry, strength and technique aren’t as important in padel as they are in tennis. Strategy and match-craft are key.

So grab a short, stringless racquet with an elastic surface and a low compression tennis ball, and get ready to serve underarm. Shots can be played before or after the ball bounces off the glass walls, adding an extra level of complexity to the game. And don’t forget, the back and side walls are fair game, so expect some epic rallies.

Padel courts are 20 meters long and 10 meters wide, with glass walls up to three meters high and metallic mesh walls up to four meters high. The court is divided by a net in the middle, and there are lines marking the service area and the middle of the field.

The scoring and rules are similar to tennis, with the main difference being the underhand serve and the ability to play off the walls. So if you’re ready to have a blast and test your strategic skills, give padel a try!